Published on : Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Travel agents have noted that Singaporeans have now started planning their vacations in advance, particularly for Asian destinations, mainly because they would be able to enjoy as many as seven long weekends in 2017.
Janice Lee Fang, who is the communications director for TripAdvisor said that Singaporeans have been seeking out the leading destinations for travelling that are located in Asia for the upcoming weekends.
For instance, they are quite eager to explore places like Seoul, Taipei, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
They are also interested in eating out and shopping. And, these destinations are known to offer the best of facilities in shopping as well as fine dining. Moreover, they are also budget-friendly and boast of premium experiences.
Travel agents are trying their level best to leverage the recent trend of Singaporeans to book travel locales in Asia for their vacations.
One of the travel agents have partnered with credit card companies to provide free gifts and discounts. On the other hand, another travel agent had introduced semi tours last year. Also, they are planning to include an additional number of destinations to appeal to economical customers.
A travel agent said that his brand had witnessed about 30% more bookings and also enquiries for the long weekends as compared to the normal ones.